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[–] zambeezy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Don't have much to add other than nice bike!

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[–] iamBRIDGE 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Really nicely done, you've made it your own! Quick question did you make the seat frame yourself or was it stock?

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[–] redflag415 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The frame is stock, except for the radius at the end. That was, no joke, a trimmed down U bolt off of a Freightliner. It was the easiest way to get the radius I was looking for while not having a way to bend pipe accurately - haha. The seat pan itself was made out of fiberglass by yours truly.

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[–] iamBRIDGE 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Nicely done, looking into fiberglassing my seat pan as well. Don't want to have to spend a tonne on making a whole rear section, so I'm going to steal your idea haha

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[–] Engineered_To_Fail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I recently fixed up my first bike, just so happens to be your bikes competition from '82, the Yamaha XJ750!

I sewed together a new seat cover, cleaned and rebuilt the carbs, rewired the fuse box getting rid of tubes, replaced a few gaskets, etc.

I'm too embarrassed to post pics until I get the tank relined and painted, but she runs beautifully now.

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[–] redflag415 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You'll have to explain the black magic you used to sew the seat cover together. I tried three times, and what's in the picture is the pinnacle of my efforts. I tried to get one professionally done, and the average quote I got back was $300 ... the whole bike cost me $600.

Anyway, you should post a pic or two. Us oldie guys need more exposure - heh

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[–] Engineered_To_Fail 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There was a website I found a while back with a great explaination. Basically you take the thread out of each section and trace them out with about a 1/4 in extra edge to accomodate for shrinkage. The whole thing cost me less than $50, lots of pics of the process helps.

I'll make a tutorial soon :)